Docket 14-008: Judges Behaving Badly

The news stories today are all about the judges. I think I’ll title this one Judges Behaving Badly.

  • In Tennessee and Louisiana, two judges let their freak flag fly by deciding against equal rights for gay and lesbian couples, despite every decision since the Supreme Court handed down Windsor last year coming down the other way;
  • In New Jersey, a municipal judge tries and convicts two defendants in less than hour without the help of lawyers of any kind;
  • In Washington, D.C., Justice Scalia shocks no one by saying something completely stupid; and
  • Finally, a Montana teacher is sentenced to 10 years for raping a 14-year-old girl, which is way better than the first time they sentenced him for it.